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Colorado innovation report looks at opportunities

Colorado innovation report looks at opportunities

Colorado’s high-tech innovation sector is competitive with the rest of the nation – but falls short in the number of jobs at startups, the survival rate of small businesses and self-employed innovation company. The good news: the state exceeds the national average for public funding of companies and its educated workforce. The information comes from… Continue Reading Colorado innovation report looks at opportunities

UCCS goes boldly into entrepreneurial future

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is embarking on a new venture that could be the start of an entrepreneurial renaissance like no other in the region. UCCS has joined private citizens to create a nonprofit organization, the UCCS Development Corp., to launch startup firms, participate in public-private business ventures and attract investors. The newly… Continue Reading UCCS goes boldly into entrepreneurial future

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Colorado slips in entrepreneurship ranking

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Colorado has slipped in state rankings for entrepreneurship. The state slipped to 33 in the most recent state entrepreneurship index developed by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. In 2008, the state ranked 18th in the nation. “The SEI uses a broad group of indicators rather than just raw… Continue Reading Colorado slips in entrepreneurship ranking

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Innovation and entrepreneurship are often assumed to be one and the same. In reality, they are different things, and a clear understanding of the difference is vital to building successful ventures. Innovation comes in a variety of forms. Many new ventures are based on new product or service innovation. This is the most commonly recognized… Continue Reading Taking a look into innovation and entrepreneurship

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UCCS creating entrepreneurship minor

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Next semester, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will offer students a minor in entrepreneurship. The move is designed to spur regional economic development. Tom Duening, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and El Pomar Chair of Business and Entrepreneurship, will lead the College of Business-based program. Duening came to UCCS in 2009,  with… Continue Reading UCCS creating entrepreneurship minor

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Entrepreneurship is for everyone

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I stand corrected. That’s one of the luxuries I have as a university professor. In my profession, we view it as virtuous to be wrong and to admit it. I admit that I was wrong. I do so not to garner any accolades, but rather to give myself the opportunity to advocate for a new… Continue Reading Entrepreneurship is for everyone

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